Copeland & Day, 1895. Item #1237
CRANE, Stephen. THE BLACK RIDERS AND OTHER LINES. Boston: Copeland & Day, 1895. 16mo. (4.5 by 6.5 inches), cream paper-covered boards, stamped in black; 76 pages. First Edition. Crane's first book to be published under his own name. [Williams & Starrett 2]. Crane's first collection of 68 free-verse poems. "The Black Riders" was actually inspired by the waves in Ocean Grove, NJ- if I recall correctly. Crane's teen-age home is now a museum in nearby Asbury Park. Near fine (just a hint of tanning to the spine; absolutlely no rubbing or scuffing; contents clean & tight with ink name ("Elizabeth Butler, February '97- R.E.G.") on the front endpaper. With a specially-cut clear protective cover and housed in a very nice black-leather & cloth slipcase, with "Black Riders/Crane/1895" stamped on the spine. One of the nicest copies of this title I have seen! $1,250.00.